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Nick Drake – River Man (1969)


‘River Man’ is the second song from Nick Drake’s 1969 album Five Leaves Left.¬†Listen, absorb, cry. “Gonna see the river man/Gonna tell him all I can/About the plan/For lilac time.”

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The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town (1985)


Dream Academy

Nick Drake lived in the Midlands village of Tanworth-in-Arden near Solihull. And that was north enough for this London band, who wrote ‘Life In A Northern Town’ as a tribute to the singer-songwriter. This David Gilmour-produced slice of 1980s dream pop appeared as the opening track on their self-titled debut LP. The single features a chant that¬†would be sampled by Dario G a decade later for their pervasive dance track ‘Sunchyme’. Have a great week.

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